Tuesday, December 18, 2007

How Was Guru Nanak Dev Ji Different?

This is something interesting to think about.

pihlW bwby pwXw bKS dr ipCoN dy iPr Gwl kmweI]

pehilaa(n) baabae paayaa bakhash dhar pishho(n) dhae fir ghaal kamaaee||

First of all Baba Nanak obtained the gate of the grace (of Lord) and then He underwent and earned the rigorous discipline( of heart and mind).

Usually we would think of going through Gwlxw first, but Guru Nanak Dev Ji's case was different. In his case:

rqn lwl jw kw kCU n molu ] Bry BMfwr AKUt Aqol ]2]
rathan laal jaa kaa kashhoo n mol || bharae bha(n)ddaar akhoott athol ||2||
The storehouse is inexhaustible and immeasurable, overflowing with priceless jewels and rubies. ||2||

When Guru Nanak Dev Ji came to this Earth, he had already acquired the naam khajanaa fully. No wonder the Bhatts stated:

sqjuig qY mwixE CilE bil bwvn BwieE ]

sathajug thai maaniou shhaliou bal baavan bhaaeiou ||

In the Golden Age of Sat Yuga, You were pleased to deceive Baal the king, in the form of a dwarf.

qRyqY qY mwixE rwmu rGuvMsu khwieE ]

thraethai thai maaniou raam raghuva(n)s kehaaeiou ||

In the Silver Age of Traytaa Yuga, You were called Raam of the Raghu dynasty.

duAwpuir ik®sn murwir kMsu ikrqwrQu kIE ]

dhuaapur kirasan muraar ka(n)s kirathaarathh keeou ||

In the Brass Age of Dwaapur Yuga, You were Krishna; You killed Mur the demon and saved Kans.

augRsYx kau rwju ABY Bgqh jn dIE ]

ougrasain ko raaj abhai bhagatheh jan dheeou ||

You blessed Ugrasain with a kingdom, and You blessed Your humble devotees with fearlessness.

kiljuig pRmwxu nwnk guru AMgdu Amru khwieE ]

kalijug pramaan naanak gur a(n)gadh amar kehaaeiou ||

In the Iron Age, the Dark Age of Kali Yuga, You are known and accepted as Guru Nanak, Guru Angad and Guru Amar Das.

sRI gurU rwju Aibclu Atlu Awid puriK PurmwieE ]7]

sree guroo raaj abichal attal aadh purakh furamaaeiou ||7||

The sovereign rule of the Great Guru is unchanging and permanent, according the Command of the Primal Lord God. ||7||

Dhan Guru Nanak!!!
http://forums.waheguroo.com/index.php?showtopic=17041

3 comments:

rashpal said...

Thanks brother for writing the wicked post.

Hope you write more for us to learn from.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this written by Navjot Singh (Cali)?

Ravjeet Singh said...

Its taken from Discover Sikhi Forum
http://forums.waheguroo.com/index.php?showtopic=17041

Link is in the blog post.